Daily Revolt

June 30, 2007

FDA Officials Criticized for Secrecy

The safety of the public takes a back seat to the profits of the companies that are supposedly regulated by the government. This is why we are hearing so many stories about food poisoning:
For years, the public calendars of two top federal drug safety officials were largely blank — devoid of the required detail about their contacts with the industry they regulated.

Open government experts and lawmakers said it is only the latest example of the lack of transparency at the Food and Drug Administration and a violation of the spirit of open government. The FDA attributed it to administrative oversight.

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